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JavaScript DOM Scripting By Example Adding and Removing Names Tour the Application

robert allen
robert allen
3,729 Points

Am I suppose to follow along or not I'm kinda confused.

Just confused if I am suppose to open the workspace or just watch the video

3 Answers

Generally, it helps to follow along. If they talk about opening a workspace, that's an opportunity to follow along in workspaces or your own editor.

np! You can mark this question as solved by selecting a "best answer". :smile:

Ian Salmon
PLUS
Ian Salmon
Courses Plus Student 10,685 Points

It's all up to you. For me personally, I have found that the best strategy is..

1) Watch video (one at a time), no coding along, taking notes in a notebook (pen and paper!) 2) Try to recall/build as much as I can in my own text editor (I use Visual Studio Code). If I can't remember the specific code for something, I'll write a comment instead (e.g. //select li element here) 3) Watch video again, this time following along in VS Code and plugging in what I missed/correcting syntax and other errors

It takes more time, but my proficiency has increased tremendously since I adapted this method.

This is genius and as common sense as it can get. I was having trouble with the DOM traversal subject. I'll give this a shot.

Blair Murphy
Blair Murphy
12,367 Points

I just tried this (Ian Salmon) approach and although it took about 90+ minutes to work through the first section of this course, it actually worked for me. I not only was able to do the challenges on my own for the first time in a while but the quizzes were easy.